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Melissa Buckley(she/her)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In-network with

Aetna, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Cigna, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Relationship Issues, Stress, and Trauma

Great to meet you!

Greetings! I'm Mel B, a devoted wife, an adoring cat parent, a credentialed therapist and self-care advocate, a lover of iced coffee, and a total Swiftie. My core mission is to uplift and assist female millennials who are loud, unapologetic, and extroverted in embracing and leading lives that truly reflect their deepest curiosities and values. I focus on areas like life changes, career stress, relationships, anxiety, imposture syndrome, and people-pleasing behaviors.

A bit about my approach to therapy

I use mindset therapies, solution-focused therapies, and trauma-focused therapies to find and explore your strengths and self-perceptions and guide you in problem-solving and healing. I use expressive therapies like narrative writing, journaling, and roleplaying as ways to express all your concerns and bottled-up emotions you've been trying to 'manage' on your own.

What you can expect from our first session

I work damn hard to give my clients completely individualized treatment in terms of goals and approach. Humor and authenticity are two values I identify heavily with, so here's what that looks like in my sessions: a professional relationship filled with laughter, smiles, tears, challenging questions and curious inquiries, and unconditional support. My goal is to have you leave each session with a warm heart, increased confidence, and consistent motivation to work toward your goals.

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Insurance carriers Melissa accepts

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois

More about Melissa

MSW (Master of Social Work) at Aurora University
License type: LCSW (Illinois)
Gender: Cisgender Female
Ethnicity: Caucasian and Hispanic
Languages: English
Works with: Adults and Seniors
More specialties: PTSD, Anxiety, Anger Management, and Depression
Modalities: Strength-Based, Jungian, Psychodynamic, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Cognitive Processing (CPT), Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Positive Psychology, Gestalt, Relational, and Trauma Focused